Legal news from Sunday, December 15, 2013

[JURIST] Protests relating to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's [official website; JURIST news archive] decision to back out of an EU trade agreement occurred in Kiev on Saturday. The US has threatened [Bloomberg report] to impose trade sanctions on the Ukraine in response to the crackdowns, and Yanukovich himself has reportedly … [read more]

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] struck down part of Utah's anti-bigamy law [statute, text] on Friday in the case of Brown v. Buhman [opinion, PDF], holding that the cohabitation prong of the state law is a facial violation of the free exercise of … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of Education [official website] announced [press release] on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages [JURIST backgrounder]. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor … [read more]

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